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4 Cybersecurity Trends to Watch in 2024

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In recent years cybersecurity threats and attacks have increased exponentially. With the advancements in technology, the attacks are also getting more sophisticated. Cyberattacks are now more common than ever and the need to protect valuable information is urgent. 

When the risk increases, so do the preventive measures. Cybersecurity technology and professionals are also evolving to tackle new risks and challenges. The emerging trends in cybersecurity are proof that cybersecurity professionals are getting prepared to handle the upcoming threats effectively. 

The Biggest Cybersecurity Trends in 2024

Here are the top four cybersecurity trends to watch this year. 

1. Prioritized Security for Cloud

Most businesses are now migrating to the cloud and keeping data secure on the platform is of utmost importance. Businesses use cloud solutions extensively for remote working so employees can access data from anywhere. It has helped increase the convenience of remote working but has also exposed businesses to cybersecurity risks. Cybersecurity professionals are now majorly focused on cloud security and working to make the cloud safer and secure.

2. Cybersecurity Powered by AI

Artificial intelligence technology has seen major advancements in recent years. This technology in cybersecurity can help minimize the risk of cyberattacks by identifying unusual activities. AI can be used to identify any suspicious activities and unusual patterns around network traffic. This technology can be of help especially when systems are dealing with thousands of events as there are more risks of failure points that can lead to attackers gaining access to the system.

3. Internet of Vulnerable Things

The Internet of Things has become a part of our daily lives. From homes to offices, this technology is used everywhere. The widespread usages of IoT bring convenience and threats. Since it is everywhere, the risks are also more as it gives options for various potential access points. Along with advancements in IoT, cybersecurity for IoT is also advancing to get protection against cyberattacks on IoT. 

4. Ransomware Threat and Training Employees About the Risks

Ransomware threats have become increasingly common in the last two years. Ransomware is a type of malware usually deployed through phishing or spam attacks. The attackers send malicious links or attachments in the mail that can download viruses in the system when clicked on. This leads to attackers gaining access to the system and they may either use the information or demand a ransom to let organizations have their information back. The most effective way to prevent ransomware attacks is to educate the employees about these attacks. Organizations are now getting their employees trained in security awareness and how to prevent ransomware attacks. Employees must be warned not to click on any suspicious links or attachments that can put the security of the organization in jeopardy.

Cybersecurity professionals are working on new ways to understand the attacks and how to prevent them so that businesses can operate with maximum security and safety on all platforms.